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   Erin Burnett.  (2013)  

    January 9, 2013
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labradoodle, i don't blame people for thinking he was a lion. his owner gets him groomed to look like the old mascot from old dominion university. even the director of the zoo wanted to meet him to see the most lion-like dog for himself. the owner says when he is taking his dog to a park near the zoo, he has actually seen people run to their cars in shock. he tells people he is a laba-lion, and they actually believe it. charles loves hanging out with the school's mascot. and the last time we checked he had 6,000 friends on facebook. now look, it is probably a good idea to let somebody know if you think you see a lion on the streets, that is just a good policy to have. always my policy. but to the good citizens of nor
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virginia, >> new developments in the aroura theater shooting tonight. prosecutors say he intended to kill every single person in the theater that night. let's go "outfront." good evening, everyone. "outfront" tonight, the vice president, talking about what the president is going to do about guns. >> the president is going to act through executive orders, executive action can be taken. we haven't decided what that is yet, but we're compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and all the rest of the
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cabinet members as well as legislative action we believe is required. >> as i said, there are some out there who adore the second amendment, who are very worried about what joe biden just said. executive action can be taken. they're looking into it with the attorney general. what executive action can be taken? >> article 2 of the constitution gives the president the power to issue executive orders and it has been done a number of -- it started out slow. george washington proclaimed thanksgiving. >> i'd be all about that. >> but after that, we see some really big ones. arguably, lincoln freed the slaves with an executive order. the emancipation proclamation. eisenhower helped desegregate public schools after the brown versus board of education executive order. roosevelt interned japanese americans. so, there's a lot of -- reagan
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by the way, banned abortions in military hospitals. executive order. so a lot of big policies have started out as executive orders, but overruling the second amendment, it's a tough concept. >> he can't say i ban -- do a new assault weapons ban or something like that? >> he can't do that. he has power of the executive branch. and he can, i can come up with ways that he can do it. he could ban the military from participating in sporting events with the nra where these assault rifles are used. he could ban funding of certain programs. there are ways he can work around the edges of gun control, but i cannot see how he would ban weapons outright. >> first of all, reality check. an executive order cannot supersede the constitution. so everyone just chill out. we have a lot of record as paul just said, of executive orders being done -- w. had 291 executive orders. again, reality check.
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in terms of what the president could do, in some ways, it's consistent with what the nra calls for. three things the president could do. one, prosecute criminals who lie on their background checks. 71,000 people lied on their background checks in 2009. the justice department only prosecuted 77 of them. less than 1%. that's one thing the president could do, say, look, let's prosecute that more aggressively. number two, there's another one, national institute of criminal background checks. this happened after virginia tech and the nra was instrumental in pushing for this. it said we need to make sure that mental background checks are coordinated so that virginia tech killer might have been stopped. and then president bush signed it, nra backed it, gets less than 5% of the funding necessary. atf director, we've been six years without an atf director.
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it's ridiculous. the senate wouldn't cooperate -- >> to your point, an executive order can't supersede the constitution. i'm not an expert on this, just hearing what you say at face value. so, you have roe v. wade and he bans abortions in military hospitals. there's a second amendment -- to bear arms but hough we define that is up up for discussion. there's a lot of things that i could do that. >> bear in mind that reagan's order limited abortions. he allowed them in cases of incest or rape, but he limited them otherwise. but that was only in federal. >> all that becomes a topic of discussion. aren't guns the same thing? >> but he had authority over federal hospitals. he was the administrator of the federal hospital and by the way, it was subsequently overturned. congress can overturn an executive order and they frequently do. which gets back to john's point,
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i think you going to see us working around the edges here. you're not going to see a ban on military weapons in civilian hands because how would he enforce it? the fbi would have to go out and start arresting people. >> and again to the point here that john made, you got to, you can enforce what you have br you start to add new things. thanks very much to both of you. now, let's talk to a lawmaker with a plan of his own to stop gun violence. senator richard blumenthal of connecticut. senator, great to talk to you. it's been a while and i'm glad to see you. you're proposing a bill on ammunition background checks and i want to talk about that in a moment, but first, i want to talk about this issue. there are a lot of gun laws in america. brookings has put the number at 300. some have said it's as high as 20,000, but a department of justice study found that 80% of inmates obtained their guns illegally. so 80% of inmates for gun laws obtained their guns illegally. isn't the first thing to do to enforce the laws we have? >> absolutely right.
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terrific point and it's a point that i make constantly because my background is in law enforcement. i was attorney general of the state of connecticut for 20 years and a federal prosecutor as united states attorney for four and a half years. the best laws on the books are dead letter unless enforced, so we need more resources. absolutely right. both at the state and federal level to enforce existing laws and if that executive action or order involves more resources or more vigorous enforcement of existing laws, improving that national database, the national enforcement criminal background system, all to the better. >> so, you're saying the executive order, that the president could do, could be you know, putting more people, more resources, more money into existing laws. he can do that via executive order? >> well, he may need an appropriation from congress for major amounts of money, but remember, we're not talking about huge amounts of funding.
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the national database appropriation last year was $5 million. that's million. not billion. $5 million, which is a drop in the bucket for the connecticut state budget, not to mention the national budget. but here's the main thing. i proposed a bill that would involve better enforcement of existing law. right now, it is against the law for certain categories of people to buy both firearms and ammunition. fugitives, felons, people who are seriously mentally ill. the domestic abuse people who are under court orders cannot buy either firearms or am nix -- ammunition but the backgrounds are only done on firearm purchases. you can walk into a walmart, buy a supermarket cart full of ammunition, pay for it, walk out, no questions asked.
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and so, all i'm suggesting is we should do background checks when people buy ammunition as well. >> it's a fair point. you talk about certain categories of people can't buy guns, which seems to be part of the problem because when ever there's a mass shooting, it becomes clear to normal americans these people are very sick. they are mentally ill. they haven't been institutionalized, there's been no way to find these people, but yet, they clearly are, to whatever extent you want to say, mentally ill. what can we do about that? >> here are a couple of points. first of all, someone who buys, for example, 1,000 rounds of ammunition or more, is probably someone who should be of interest to local law enforcement. >> fair point. >> at some point. >> yeah. >> and particularly if that person has a background of mental illness, law enforcement should know about those purchases. there are other ways to know
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whether someone is seriously mentally ill. we're not talking about someone who is just seeking treatment. but there are indicators that should be the basis for action as there are in the current law, it is not enforced and again, to your point about enforcement, laws that involve mental illness that is so serious that it could include confinement, ought to be a trigger and here's one more way that the laws can really work effectively. the state of connecticut has a law that provides for seizure of weapons. literally, seizure by police of weapons from people who pose a danger to themselves or others. there's then a court process. that person can in effect get their guns or firearms back if they convince a judge that they've been wrongly seized. so, that kind of seizure law, unique to connecticut right now,
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is one that can be broadened to other states across the country. >> i know maryland has one similar. they're trying to make it even stronger. thank you very much. he has put forth an ammunition background check. whether you think the issue now is is more about enforcement or adding new laws to address existing loopholes or problems. when it comes to guns. next, another woman in president obama's cabinet decides to hang up the cleats. meanwhile, the white house tries to frame this story. frame is a purposely chosen word. and makes a pr fumble. >> tonight the one and only suspect in the benghazi attack was released. a militant group met him with a celebration. and steroids. have they changed the way baseball sends players to the hall of fame? today, one man who voted against huge stars, clemens, bonds, we're talking about you. he says yes.
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our second story, another high profile woman steps aside. the president's secretary resigned, one of eight women and her resignation comes the same day an image caught our attention "the new york times."
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this shows, this is why i said the frame. like the frame of the picture. the president is meeting with his top advisers. now, valerie jarrett is in that picture. hold it up. do you see her? i see a lot of white guys, but if you take a closer look, you can see a portion of her leg, wow, really? whoever found that works hard. okay. there's that guy's butt and her leg. now, the picture was taken about two weeks ago, but shortly after the picture was published, this was the white house photo of the day. the president and his senior advisers. three women in the picture, all very visible. "outfront" tonight, charles blow and former pentagon official, rosa brooks. charles, let me start on this first hilda solis resigning. there's always a lot of turnover. there's one fewer woman in the cabinet. was very interesting that the white house then announced that a woman, an african-american and an asian were staying. so clearly this conversation is
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is being registered there. >> absolutely. i think that you would like to see as much diversity as possible. gender diversity, racial diversity, whatever else kind of diversity, in any cabinet, this one included. that said though, i think that you know, it's important to understand the entire context of what "the new york times" said in that story. one thing they said was that 46% of obama's appointees have been women and that's a very important issue. half of the people who work in the white house have been women. and that you know, he has had two big appointments, you know, the biggest thing a president can do is to nominate a supreme court justice. obama's had two shots. >> fair point. >> both have been women. and that and he appointed as his secretary of state, the woman, a woman and not just any woman, but what his chief rivals. would have done it again were it not for republican opposition to
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susan rice. and so i think you'd have to be really fair about how we paint this portrait of what's happening. >> okay. i think those are all fair points. but, rosa, one thing that strikes me is when you look at any organization, let's take the white house, the cabinet. there's all kinds of positions that are quote unquote management. there's more vps in most companies than there are mds and it keeps going up. when you look at the fence, the cia and state and treasury, there's no women. now, to charles' point he was going to try to nominate susan rice and he had hillary clinton there but does he need a woman in one of those positions? >> i sure think it would be nice to see a woman in one of those positions. i think charles' point, it's obviously fair that almost half of the presidential appointees overall have been women, but when you look at the top, you see a really different story and this is not unique to the government. this is true in fortune 500 corporations. this is true in education.
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no matter where you look, you see something similar. if you look at the lower levels, you see an almost even split between women and men, but as you go higher and higher, the women start disappearing. i think the white house and cabinet are some of the most visible positions in the united states and it is important for the president to set the tone and say we're not going to be just like any other corporations. we're going to try to make sure we have some fantastic women at the top. there have been some. there could be more. >> charles, i'm going to pull up another picture. this is a picture that i think struck a chord with a lot of us. hopefully some of you watching. this is the night of the capture and killing of osama bin laden. just hold this up for a second. what ended up getting the attention and it's the one where all the mens are kind of arms across them staring and hillary clinton has her hand over her mouth and there was such a brouhaha over this and criticism about it that she had to come out and say it was allergies and not emotions. >> that's unfortunate.
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>> first of all, what's wrong with feeling emotion and why would it be a dreg torre thing -- derogatory thing for a woman but let's be honest, it still is. >> and i don't think she's the only person showing emotion. she may be showing a different emotion, but we are all human beings. we all have emotional baggage to take into any job that we do. just because aggression might be associated with one group of people and some other emotion might be associated with others, doesn't make aggression the best thing. it's important to remember that we are human beings and however we react, as long as we're doing the job well and no one could argue that hillary clinton has not done the job of secretary of state very well. she has an incredibly high approval rating because of that. i think that is the measure of her performance and not kind of any kind of emotional response. >> great to see both of you. >> our third story "outfront," a plan to kill them all.
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a preliminary hearing which will determine if this case even goes to trial ended today. prosecutors presented more evidence that they say shows he had been planning the shooting for weeks. ed lavandera has the story. >> reporter: six hours before james holmes burst into the theater nine, the accused killer snapped self-portraits using his iphone. these are sketches of the photographs shown in court wearing black eye contact, holmes smiled while holding a handgun near his face, fully dressed in the all black gear he'd wear into the theatre. in another, holmes bright orange hair is seen flaring out of a dark cap while he sticks out his tongue. james holmes smiled in court as he looked at the pictures of himself pop up on a tv screen.
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>> he was smiling, he was having a hard time controlling himself, but he's not crazy. one bit. he's very, very cold. he's very, very calculated. >> reporter: prosecutors spent the last three days laying out a detailed timeline. investigators say he started casing the theater about three weeks before the shooting. they say he came here and snapped pictures on his phone. it showed hallways and doors, even the exit area of theatre number nine. james holmes' plan feels more like the deranged creation of a fictional villain. he spent weeks -- times to detonate just before he started the killing spree. >> i know this is all going to come down to, and whether he was
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crazy or not, whether he can stand trial because of his mental state. what other details were there on that front? i know they found some more proof of his planning of this attack on his smart phone. >> reporter: well, when you looked at that phone, there were also pictures taken just a few hours before he would allegedly walk into that theatre and start gunning people down. he had taken pictures of the canisters and shells that were part of the explosive devices he had left in his apartment. it almost seemed like he was proud of the work that he had been spending during the last several weeks and he wanted to capture it all there and memorialize it all there on his iphone. a lot of this will boil down to the level of mental illness and how that played a factor in all of this. >> and still to come, a new jersey state senator said governor chris christie got lucky with hurricane sandy, so did that cross the line?
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welcome back to the second half of "outfront." we start with stories we care about where we focus on reporting from the front lines and we begin with an update on a story we brought you last nigh. aig's board met and decided not to join a shareholder lawsuit against taxpayers. it was a $25 billion lawsuit initially filed by former aig ceo. he says the terms of the government's bailout weren't fair. they were loan shark rates. an attorney for greenberg's star international tells -- on behalf of aig shareholders is contrary to the shareholders' interest. boston's mayor has declared a public health emergency. there have been 700 cases of the flu in the boston area since october 1th. that's compared to 70 the prior season.
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the newton wellesley hospital director said this is the worst flu epidemic in 10 or 15 years. his advice to "outfront," well, wash your hands, try to avoid large crowds and get the flu vaccine. another boeing dream liner has run into problems. canceled after they discovered the problem with the braking system. this has been fires and fuel leaks and now this. an aviation expert says these issues are typical. passengers don't need to worry and pilots have been operating with an abundance of caution. federal judge has approved a plea deal that will send a business man to joil for trying to export missile parts to iran. he has been sentenced to 33 months in prison. his attorney tells "outfront" he hopes his client will only have to serve four to six months in the united states.
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he thinks he's likely to serve little to no jail time. it has been 524 days since the u.s. lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? a source tells cnn, president obama will nominate white house chief of staff to succeed timothy geithner. a hero's welcome for a suspected terrorist. the only person jailed in connection with last september's deadly attack in benghazi is now free. and there is new video we want to show you. so this is his release. authorities released him. it's been posted on facebook. he was greeted by what we are told, members of the militant group ansar al sharia, who welcomed and embraced him. brian todd is "outfront." what more can you tell us about this video? >> the timing of its release is curious here. we're trying to figure why it was released this week because
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this week, this man was released in tunisa. he is the only known suspect in relation to the attack. he's a tunisian man, the tunisians released him from custody this week, citing a lack of evidence. lo and behold, after his release, thivideo you mentioned is posted on a facebook page of that group. now, that group as you said, is a known militant group. you see the people there greeting him and there is a translated piece of sound from a young man on that tape, which says march, my brother, on the path of jihad, so there is a connection here, apparently between this man who was just leased from custody to this militant group in tunisia. we cannot verify the authenticity. we believe, though, the tape is legitimate, posted on the facebook page of that militant group. >> at the least, it is frustrating that there's only been one person even taken into custody. never mind that the person was
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released. i think that upsets a lot of people. >> sure does. >> i know you talked to frank wolf of va. what did he tell you about. >> that he was on the ground during the attack. and the congressman is very upset with his release. here's what he had to say. >> he was involved in the attack of the american consulate in benghazi. he was there. so he's really partially responsible for the death of four americans. secondly, we give the tunisians $420 billion in federal aid. we'll ask they the u.s. cut the aid off. >> now, separately, u.s. officials have told us they believe that he was sending details of the attack on social media while it was happening. so that's another reason for the congressman to believe he was on the ground at the time. >> now, one thing that's been
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the focus of this is the role of al-qaeda, an al-qaeda linked group. but i know that you have some new information. this man who's now been released and his brothers links to al-qaeda. >> seems to be a family tie. according to sources, tareq, there's a picture there, this is from the iraqi interior ministry. sources tell us he was involved with the group al-qaeda in iraq. according to the interior ministry, he was one of about 100 detainees who escaped from a prison in iraq in september. he was being jailed and was sentenced to death for his role in attacks in iraq, so there's apparently a family connection between these two brothers and militant groups. again, very frustrating that this man has been released. >> thanks very much to brian todd. and now, the master of disaster.
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that's what "time" magazine calls chris christie. his approval ratings have surged since hurricane sandy and he is still not done making his case. he needs more money, he says. here he is again today. >> sandy is and was above politics. in every other element except for what happened in the congress a week ago and so what i was trying to point out very clearly was there are people suffering in new jersey, in new york, and they need to be taken care of. remember this, matt. we've now waited seven times longer than the victims of katrina waited for federal aid. >> above politics. steve sweeney, a democrat, blasted christie recently saying -- i guess he prayed a lot and got lucky a storm came. i know you apologized for that comment, but do you stand by your sentiment that the governor has been using the storm for his own gain? >> not for political gain, but to hide his record in new jersey. he said i'm going to wipe the
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slate clean now because of the storm. before the storm hit, we had 9.6% unemployment. we had the second highest foreclosure rate in the nation behind florida. our poverty rate has increased 3%. you don't get to wipe the slate clean, governor and quite honestly, if this is your jobs package, it's not a good jobs package. the governor wants to paint a different state than what's going on. >> one thing i have to ask you about this is post crisis bumps happen. as distasteful as it may be, they do happen. it happened to rudy giuliani after 9/11 and president bush. to president obama after superstorm sandy, too. right? maybe the reality of it is good leaders shine in a time of real crisis. is that something that could describe chris christie? >> i think the governor did a great job and i said it on multiple, multiple occasions. i think he showed leadership and
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communicated extremely well with the people of the state, but you don't get to wipe the slate clean. what about the 9.6% of the people that are unemployed? our rate is much higher than the states around us, so when everyone's unemployment's going down and ours is staying up to where it was when he came into office three years ago, using this storm is saying everything's okay now, it's not. jobs aren't -- we haven't done anything to improve the economy. >> but you have become famous, senator, for working with chris christie. you're the guy, you and he together, these two people who are supposed to hate each other. he's the guy who says whatever the heck he thinks, you say whatever the heck you think. you guys worked together to take on unions in new jersey. that's something the whole country knows about. sounds like you agree with a lot of what he has done in new jersey. >> listen, we had to get together. honestly, washington's dysfunctional and we can't put our people aside, so we fight. the idea is to find areas of
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compromise and most of the stuff we did were things that i spoke about four or five years before the governor came into office and was ridiculed by my own party. we have to put the people first and that's what we did and we did search for areas of compromise and accomplished a great deal. we haven't found a solution to the economy. >> what do you think the future is for chris christie? he's getting a lot of conversation for 2016. chris christie versus hillary clinton. that could open the door for you. so, hey, maybe you should back christie. >> i know the governor has been looking at the national stage for several years. he's done a good job of communicating. he's a person that has, he's got a good personality and you know, i'm not going to say bad things about him personally because there's not bad things to say about him. we find areas to get along with. it's not, you don't have to hate the other side. you know, it's important to put people first and that's what i've tried to do since i've been
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there. >> well, thank you very much. roland martin, why are you shaking your head? >> that was fascinating as an illustration of chris christie's political skill. sweeney is correct. new jersey has an unemployment rate that's about two percentage points above the national rate. chris christie has not delivered on a number of issues like property tax relief and also -- there's big structural issues. >> he gets credit around the country for slashing spending and taking on -- >> he did do a tremendous amount. he has a democratic majority in the senate and assembly in the state, and he did it by dividing democrats in brilliant ways. he was squirming, yeah, i work with a guy i like, don't want to be too negative about him. also, they're trying to come up with a message. they can't get a candidate who's willing to stick up to this guy. it's incredible. folks in newark, urban educators
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tend to like him more than suburban educators. you have all these constituencies that would normally be united against a republican governor and they're really confused and divided. it's very impressive. >> well, you know -- >> some democrats would say he does. very true. >> let's remind our viewer of an important thing. this is a national show, okay? it's not like we're dealing with the intricacies of new jersey every day. what happens is there's a thing called a national profile and there's a thing called truth, what happens in your state. on the national profile, when he's on "today" show or cbs this morning or abc or cnn, we're not getting into what's happening in new jersey. what you see with sweeney, he's trying to take some of the shy off christie. they recognize there's a gubernatorial election coming up. i think what sweeney should be doing is saying who is going to
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be the democratic candidate and how can we create a message in our state, forget national shows. in our state to go chris christie. otherwise, it's sour grapes, so stop wasting your time complaining about praying for a storm. find a candidate first, then get a message. >> this raises a really interesting point though, which is that the whole country assumes chris christie is going to run and he's very popular right now. and then when you actually run, people start throwing at you. they did with mitt romney, about his taxes, about the education rank of massachusetts. there were all kinds of things. things like having an unemployment rate 2% higher, that could change. or you could look at these statistics and they could change how you think about how he will do in a republican primary. >> the big thing is that chris christie has this profile where he's saying i'm a problem solver, a bipartisan guy.
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i get things done, but the thing is that there are two big democratic party bosses in the state. that's the reason why he gets things done because those guys with knuckle under the democrats and legislature, that's not how congress works. if he wants to work with democrats in congress, it's not going to work the way it does in jersey. >> maybe it should. maybe there should be a little bruising and punching and maybe that would toughen up those guys in washington. >> we have to remind folks when then senator obama ran for president, what did he do? he touted the bills he had passed along with senate president e mile jones. that is music to the ears of people voting in campaigns. there's a reality when you get to washington, d.c., what governor christie is trying to do is establish a potential campaign narrative, which is different from the reality of governing. that's exactly he's doing. we're helping governor christie
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a lot because we're focusing on him and no other republicans. he is trying to ride this wave as long as he can because if he can blow somebody away in '13, he is in prime position to raise money and establish support in '14 and '15. >> there's a reason we talk about him. because people like to hear it. he is a different kind of politician than others that people are seen as front-runners. because he also says what he thinks, even when grossly inappropriate. people seem to like hearing that. >> he's a great sound bite. >> and he sees it -- means it when he says that. >> plays against hype. chris christie blows up the map. the red and blue map. just like bill clinton was a guy from the deep south who understood the south, but also a democrat. >> maybe republicans from new england will -- >> that's a very good point. but that's the reason why people are excited about him.
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>> all right. thanks to you both. see you tomorrow. still to come, no one will be elected to the baseball hall of fame this year. has the shame of steroids changed the game forever? and prostitutes in brazil are getting some special training. what they are being taught before the world cup. we'll tell you. i've always kept my eye on her... but with so much health care noise, i didn't always watch out for myself. with unitedhealthcare, i get personalized information and rewards for addressing my health risks. but she's still going to give me a heart attack.
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our fifth story "outfront," shut out by the baseball hall of fame. barry bonds, roger clemens and sammy sosa, all of whom faced accusations of steroid use, were not inducted. only the eighth time that no new player was added. "outfront" tonight, tom berducci. he's the guy who made the decision. i spoke to him and asked him who he voted for. >> tom, sorry, i want to start with barry bonds. 762 home runs, more than anyone else ever. 1,196 rbis. in 2001, a record 73 home runs, more than anyone else ever. the only seven-time mvp in baseball. did you vote for him to join the hall of fame? >> i did not vote for him. it's funny you read off those numbers.
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i don't even need to know because he was this good. one of those you said that's a hall of famer. well, a hall of fame career, perhaps, but the choice he made to use performance enhancing drugs, to me, that does not define a hall of famer. >> roger clemens, 354 wins, 4, 672 strikeouts, the only seven-time cy young winner. did you vote for roger? >> i did not vote for roger. same category. i've heard people say that a lot of these guys put up hall of fame numbers before they choose to use them. i'm not one who agrees with that because i think based on your career, win totals or home run totals, that doesn't give you the green light to cheat the game and those who played it.
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>> to me, when you are endorsing the hall-of-fame candidacy, it is the greatest thing you can give them. you are endorsing their career and how they achieved their career. to me, i cannot endorse it on any level. whether they used it in year one or year 19 in a 19-year career. >> what about lance armstrong. "the new york times" has reported that he comes out and admits everything. what will that do? will that change the view of steroid use? >> well, i don't think so. but it is an interesting case. for years there were accusations and rumors about armstrong and accusations from other riders. but before the 1,000 page report came out, there was no admission or court ruling and no positive tests associated with him. and a lot of people have used
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that defense to defend it in baseball. i think it is a destructive case to let us know that these guys are ahead of the testers and they do not want to admit. so lance armstrong must be painted in a very narrow corner for anybody to come out and add montana the use. -- admit the use. >> do you accept, as somebody who believes that steroid use should not be in the hall-of-fame, that somebody sneaked them in? >> it could have happened. and we don't know the answer. we can only go by what we know. the fact is, there may come a day that someone is in the hall-of-fame and admits to using steroids. i don't know that now. i can only vote on what i do know at this moment.
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>> thank you very much. i appreciate you taking the time. >> thank you. >> now to tonight's outer circle. >> erin, 20 people have already signed up for these classes. the regional president said she expects 300 members to take classes this year. she was very pragmatic about the whole thing. she said the private sector across brazil is trying to take advantage of the sporting events and get people prepared and, well, prostitution is just another transaction. she said they'll need to learn a
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the father of a 23-year-old woman who was raped and murdered of a gang of men spoke out today. now, when the victim's father spoke out his face was blurred for his own safety. and it would have been what you expect if he lashed out at the people that murdered his daughter and the system and country that allowed it to happen. but he didn't do that. instead he spoke about the positive things that he hopes will come from this tragedy. >> if possible, it would be nice to have some sort of law in her name. >> translator: if a hospital or something nice can be named after her, too, at least something good can come out of all of this or it's just all pointless. she has brought an awakening to society. society cannot any longer turn a
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